The Bucknell University Choirs, under the direction of Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Beth Willer, enjoy a celebrated tradition of esteemed performances and artistic collaboration at Bucknell and across the globe. Together with the Bucknell Opera Theatre, the choirs offer a wealth of ensemble experience to both majors and non-majors interest in pursuit of vocal performance at Bucknell.

Bucknell University Choir

The Bucknell University Choir is the cornerstone choral ensemble at Bucknell, comprised of 50-60 members, and including students, faculty and staff from across the campus community. Performing a diverse repertoire drawn from the last seven centuries, the University Choir presents concerts of a cappella and accompanied works each academic semester at venues across the Bucknell Campus. Concerts include bi-annual choral-orchestral works, frequent collaborations with guest artists, and world premieres of commissioned works. With support from the Department of Music and the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, residencies and performances with professional ensembles such as Lorelei Ensemble, Roomful of Teeth, the Mysterious Voices of Bulgaria, and the Tallis Scholars, present unique opportunities for members of the choirs to actively participate in contemporary music culture through performance and discussion with professional musicians.

Rehearsals held Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m.
Choral Rehearsal Room, Weis Center for the Performing Arts

Bucknell Camerata

The Bucknell Camerata is the University's select chamber choir, comprised of 16-24 voices, and representing nearly every major field of study at Bucknell. Founded in 2015 by Dr. Willer, the Camerata specializes in the performance of early and contemporary repertoires, including Baroque masterworks with orchestra, and world premieres, supplemented by a broad repertoire from the past seven centuries. In October 2016, the ensemble collaborated with the period orchestra New York Baroque, Inc. for the premiere of Seckendorff's Proserpina (1777, edited by Dr. Annie Randall) at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. In April 2017, the ensemble collaborated with the Band on a Can All-Stars and composer Julia Wolfe in a performance of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning work, Anthracite Fields. Especially dedicated to the performance of works by J.S. Bach, the ensemble hosts the annual Bach@Bucknell festival, including recent performances of Aus der Tiefe ruf ich (BWV 131), and Magnificat in D (BWV 243) with professional orchestra and soloists.

Rehearsals held Mondays & Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m.
Choral Rehearsal Room, Weis Center for the Performing Arts